I grew up in a small community where my family was educated at home and also some of our neighbors.
In my home, boys and girls began to assume more demanding responsibilities once they had matured enough and reached a certain age.
I still remember as a child spending time with my older brother and my father.
Dad taught us all kinds of things, from cooking to hunting, woodworking and carpentry.
I’m starting to see around me that the DIY movement is very popular in the United States and around the world.
People pay more attention because they can save money on all kinds of things by simply doing it themselves.
Everything, from changing your own oil in your car instead of taking it to a store, to making repairs in your own home and even making your own furniture and decorations.
Not only does it save you money but it really makes you feel good knowing that you did it yourself and know what you are capable of.
There are many people who take pride in working with wood from small children to adults.
There are people who create furniture and decorations in the comfort of their own garage or workshop.
My two youngest children and I would take our creations to our local flea market on weekends and sell them for a considerable benefit.
Anyone can start, even people who think they are not up to the task.
Personally, I have searched tirelessly on the Internet to find guidance, plans and ideas to explore with my youngest children.
I was overwhelmed to find all the products I found, either free or that cost money.
I have bought many carpentry guides, but only a few impressed me.
What I found to be the key to success was to start with small and simple projects and keep working on them until the art of that piece was completed and perfected.
Then I would move to the bigger more difficult items.
I suggest to continue with something until it ends, but there were some projects that we had to skip and return once we improved our capacity.
However, I would not suggest that you get into the habit of omitting projects since you want always to start what you finish, if possible.
I have learned many things through trial and error, and tricks that make things easier and faster while giving the desired result at all times.
The carpentry is truly artistic, and I think even if all you’re doing is framing a wall. Think about it if that frame is not right, the finished wall will not matter what texture or paint you try to use to make it look good.
The best age to start is approximately the same as your parents wanted you to start taking out the trash.
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